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HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

Cricket

Saeed Ajmal's bowling action found illegal, suspended

Analysis revealed all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations; he is suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.

With row fresh, Shehzad to face Dilshan again in CLT20 qualifiers

Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad will be on board when domestic T20 champions Lahore Lions leave for India on Tuesday to take part in the Champions League T20, starting with the qualifiers on September 13.

I backed myself to go for it, says Dhoni in defence

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni defended his unsuccessful decision of not rotating strike in the last over against England in the Only T20 International, saying he 'backed himself to go for it'.

Morgan smashes England to thrilling T20 victory at Edgbaston

England beat India by three runs to win the lone Twenty20 international at Edgbaston on Sunday. India, chasing 181 to win, finished on 177 for five. Scorecard

Srinivasan in comeback bid, board plays along

The meeting in Chennai on Sunday not only showed who the real boss in Indian cricket is, but also allowed a peek into the changing dynamics within the BCCI.

Steyn, Du Plessis seal South Africa victory in triangular series final

A superb spell of reverse-swing bowling from Dale Steyn and another fluent innings from Faf du Plessis helped South Africa cruise to a six-wicket victory over Australia in the final of the triangular series at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday.

England need the know-how to play one-day cricket

The presence of Hales, Buttler, Root, Moeen shows that England have the players who can play ODIs but what is missing is the special knowledge of approaching batting in a 50-overs scenario, writes Sourav Ganguly.

BCCI's enormous power not good for cricket: Boycott

Days after cricketing legend Ian Botham called for IPL to be scrapped, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said it is not the T20 tournament but the Indian cricket board wielding enormous power that is detrimental to the game.

Time away from cricket reignites Raina’s hunger

The word ‘responsibility’ sits well with Suresh Raina these days. Be it batting at the pivotal No 5 slot for India and then slipping in those crucial overs in the mid-innings, or not leaving his ageing parents alone by giving up the idea of living separately.

England can forget about shorter forms without IPL: Pietersen

English cricketers can 'forget' about the shorter format unless they embrace the Indian Premier League, according to the maverick Kevin Pietersen, who says his efforts to get his countrymen to play in the IPL have fallen on 'deaf ears'.

BCCI slams Ian Botham's IPL scrapping call

BCCI, the organisers of the Indian Premier League, hit back angrily on Friday at former England all-rounder Ian Botham's call for the tournament to be scrapped, criticising him for having the 'temerity' to issue lectures.

Kohli's misery complete, India end series with big loss

On a day when India were outplayed after putting up a comprehensive show in the last three games, it was Virat Kohli's dismissal that was the most glaring failure.

Soft dismissals cost us the match: Dhoni

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the target England set for them was very much achievable but soft dismissals scuttled their chances in the fifth One-dayer, in Leeds on Friday.

BCCI keen on engaging Shastri for World Cup

The resonance of the turnaround, and the players making it clear that Shastri’s presence in the dressing room played a defining role in the team’s performance has reached the corridors of the BCCI.

Du Plessis helps South Africa past Zimbabwe, into final

Faf du Plessis hit his third century in four games as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 63 runs on Thursday to book a date with Australia in the triangular series final.
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